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07BPB 06-14-2009 11:27 AM

Lookin good 13. Good to see its still up and running after the 2 year gap in updates :P

xxTHIR13ENxx 06-14-2009 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by 07BPB (Post 471626)
Lookin good 13. Good to see its still up and running after the 2 year gap in updates :P

Haha, that's how I roll man. All kidding aside, it's been a while, I know... I was focusing all my time and attention in school. But now I'll be able to "finish" 13. I already got the steering wheel I wanted, so stay tuned for that, then in July (I hope) we should have an ECU tune meet, so that'll take care of the performance bit, and hopefully before the end of the year I'll be able to get the Garbino lip. Then 13 is 100%!

Of course, all of the mentioned above is in a "perfect world", where there are no errors.

Take care,
Leo.

Sketch 06-14-2009 10:15 PM

Great mini dude. I like your use of mesh for the fogs/rear aero inserts :tu: Ever give any thought to the front aero as well?

xxTHIR13ENxx 06-15-2009 05:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Sketch (Post 471699)
Great mini dude. I like your use of mesh for the fogs/rear aero inserts :tu: Ever give any thought to the front aero as well?

Thanks man. I did not consider the front aero bumper (if that's what you mean) in the first place because (and this will sound ridiculous), but I wanted to make sure I had a housing for the front european plate. Also, I have been in the search for a front lip since I got the car.

I'm thinking Garbino now. This has been going on forever, and if I don't pull the trigger soon, I might find something else. lol.

I did change the front mesh grill, though - the radiator grill, should I say. That is also with the same pattern as the one shown in the rears. Much more "sporty" than stock, I think.

Not too bad for a $10 mod. And there's more for other projects or replacements. hehe.

Take care,
Leo.

xxTHIR13ENxx 06-17-2009 06:03 PM

Just finished swapping out the old steering wheel for the "sporty" version. Still stock looking, but now I have the bumps! I've always wanted these bumps!!! I love it.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...ringwheel1.jpg

Yay!
Leo.

xxTHIR13ENxx 01-24-2010 12:44 AM

Wow, it's been a while...
^ that steering wheel has been swapped with the stock one wrapped in leather. So... the "latest" post is already old...

:News:

Installed coilovers today with the help of JohnnyVillan. Should have some cool pictures once they settle/I lower them more...
Also did a new front grill for 13 - the 3-slats from the facelift models.

Pictures coming... I know, I know.

Chase 01-24-2010 08:52 PM

oo nice

Sketch 01-24-2010 11:07 PM

Very good. Congratz on getting low. :)

xxTHIR13ENxx 02-08-2010 09:17 PM

Some early pics... I got my spacers today (5mm fronts, 12mm rears), and tomorrow I'll hopefully get an alignment + wash it...

Today was playing with the front adjustments a bit, here's how it sits...

Duct-tape clearance!
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...Nxx/Coils2.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...Nxx/Coils5.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...Nxx/Coils6.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...Nxx/Coils7.jpg

I gotta get rid of that much camber...
Sorry the car's dirty, but tomorrow will be a different story (hopefully).

Later,
Leo.

TheWanderer 02-08-2010 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by xxTHIR13ENxx (Post 562069)

Cheater :P

xxTHIR13ENxx 02-08-2010 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by TheWanderer (Post 562072)
Cheater :P

Haha... shh.... No, for real though, I wanted to post something like that to show clearance when I get in/out of garages/speed bumps, in the future... I guess...

The "real" clearance can be seen on the second pic.

kalbone 02-08-2010 10:27 PM

can the rear go lower? or does it need to be settled some more?

other than that, it looks dope Leo! :tu:

xxTHIR13ENxx 02-08-2010 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by kalbone (Post 562099)
can the rear go lower?

The rears can go waaaay lower, but that gap is actually misleading. When I was working on the car, the rears lifted up some. Before I started, I took a close look and the rears are perfect imo. The tire is just slightly tucking...

Tomorrow I should have better pics when the whole thing settles once again.

professor 02-08-2010 10:37 PM

Love it. The flush looks great!

xxTHIR13ENxx 02-10-2010 07:43 PM

Well, today I was able to get an alignment, and fixed up that rear camber (was over -5 degrees... eek!)

As the rears settle, I'll have some better pics, but for now, you can see how the flush is much better... Still need to wash it, though.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...Nxx/Coils9.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...Nxx/Coils8.jpg

Leo.


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